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Summer Classes 2024



Everyone is welcome – All classes are free and open to the public.  Schedule will be announced in May via the fire dept group email and Nextdoor and posted here.

Fire Mitigation in the Home Ignition Zone – Did you know that many of the most effective steps you can take to protect your home are no more arduous than yardwork? Learn what you can do to increase the chances of your property surviving a wildfire. This class is also available as a video on our website.

Evacuation: How and When to Get Out – Don’t hesitate because you don’t know what to do.  Come and learn how to be prepared for an evacuation, how to know when it’s time to go, and what to do when the time comes. Not just Crystal Lakes specific—this information is useful to property owners in any community affected by wildfires. This class is also available as a video on our website.
Chainsaw Safety – Learn best practices for operating that chainsaw safely and effectively. Instruction is hands-on during discussion of cleaning and maintenance but will not include in-class operation of a chainsaw. Class taught by firefighters certified as sawyers by the Forest Service.

Stop the Bleed! – Save a life. Learn the basics of bleeding control, including how to safely and properly apply a tourniquet. Sponsored by the American College of Surgeons, this program is designed to give everyone the tools to help save friends and neighbors when disaster strikes.

Get Wildfire Smart About Insurance – Learn how insurance really works in a major disaster, what you'll have to do to collect and what you can do now to make sure you have the resources you'll need to start over with no regrets.